December 3, 2012 at 5:22 pm #257459
I just don’t know how all you folk would cope when climate change really kicks in. Was thinking about how you are all laid back in the air con cooling off in your indoor pool sipping ale. Must be a hard life but just wait till the temp gets up to 50 plus instead of a cool 40 then you will need to add a block of ice to the pool. :jawdrop: 😆 :ohmy:December 3, 2012 at 7:49 pm #529453
I hate the heat
Today in Perth it was going to be 37 deg, so I went to Albany and its cold down here 😛 , I am a happy girl, now if I can only find a rental today or tomorrow I will be a very very happy girl 😛
HTDecember 3, 2012 at 11:31 pm #529454
aircon???? who can afford to run one, not me.December 3, 2012 at 11:56 pm #529455
have a massive array of solar panels to run said air con. Cant function in heat waves- blood pressure drops too much and its not pretty.December 4, 2012 at 1:55 pm #529456
25c is a heat wave for me. Was hot last week reached 35c here on the coast. live inside with the air con
Son 2 works 500ks inland from Fritzoy Crossing. He said the temp is normal in summer 50+
he said the heat is very dry but the blowing red dust is what makes him ill.
He is actually out of work at the moment the mone has changed hands and laid of over 3000 men over 3 months
he has been interviewed with the new comapny but won’t start work again till late Janurary when its over 50 again
In winter its below freezing and needs to rug upDecember 4, 2012 at 10:59 pm #529457
No aircon here just ceiling fans and cross ventilation…it works fineDecember 5, 2012 at 11:10 am #529458
no aircon here either and we get lots of summer days over 40 and up to 45……… heard all the medical excuses like diabetes, neurological conditions , cant control my body temp etc etc …….. they all apply to me and the govt will even buy me an aircon because I have them 😆 😆 but I wont lower myself to be use something so destructive to the planet 👿December 6, 2012 at 5:17 pm #529459
Well I feel the heat, and when I am what I consider to be over-hot, I put the air conditioner on.
If/when the time comes that there is no electricity for the air con I will cope along with everyone else.
A tip Gianna gave us for keeping cool is to soak yourself under the shower or other water source, and this does keep you wonderfully cool for a while.
Edited to say that you soak yourself whilst fully clothed!December 6, 2012 at 7:39 pm #529460
Yes the time comes when survival take over from everything else. From the heat, air con, bath or shower, lay in the creek with the snakes. If one is out in the bush in a survival situation the last thing you want to be thinking about is should I cut this or that tree sort of thing. When it gets to 35 c I turn the air con on regardless because if I am dead I have a problem and so do a few others. lolDecember 8, 2012 at 11:23 am #529461
I am with Bobbee and Dennis!!
I don’t always go by temperature tho – I keep an eye on humidity too cos sometimes it can be over 34 degrees and still comfortable and other times it can be 29 degrees and we are melting cos the humidity will be high.
As a rule of thumb has to be over 33 degrees and more than 70% humidity
We have a small pool we immerse our bodies in and wallow periodically 😛 – this drops our core temp and prevents us overheating
I do not think that us doing without completely and struggling to remain conscious in the heat will be prevent or postpone the changes that may be ahead anyways :shrug:December 8, 2012 at 11:40 pm #529462
I feel the heat terribly. I have no hesitation in using the aircon when I need it.
More people died from the heat wave preceding Black Saturday than died in the bush fires.
Heat related deaths will be a big issue in years to come.December 12, 2012 at 12:42 pm #529463
Its been dreadful here for the past 2-3 days temperatures over 35C even on the coast its been dreadful.
Went yesterday to the school concert and the Gym where it was held has no air conditioning.
Grandaughter had to wear a black long sleeved jumper as she was a bear. in the Noahs Arc show.
She like me feels the heat.
As soon as the show was over the teacher had them out of their jumpers and back into school tops a lot cooler..
At least her class room is cool
I ended up nearly sick from the heat and had to leave half way through before I was sick.
We collected her just after we went back to the class it was better to have her in our lounge coolDecember 12, 2012 at 11:15 pm #529464
yeah it has been warm
weve been dunking in the pool, then going to bed, nice and cool, with just a pedastal fan onDecember 13, 2012 at 12:02 am #529465
Were getting over 40 to be expected in the Mallee its worse when we get with it with the wind have aircon only in 2 bedrooms ice cooler in lounge but too busy during the day only notice the heat late afternoon as this is a fibro house ceiling insulated, windows covered with shade who cares what it looks like stops on for summer + winter its been so hot one egg my chooks laid was half cooked was left in nest during the day + of course veges suffering even in my growing tunnel not much harvest this year even berries havent fruitedDecember 13, 2012 at 9:53 am #529466
no air con or pool here, I do have a little evap air cooler I got from silly sollys a few years ago, lol – you do have to sit right in front of it tho,
but come the middle of Feb, I am determined, to be living in a house with ceiling fans
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